Father Nathan Cromly is an engaging speaker, writer, retreat leader, explorer, innovator, educator, and fire-starter for the Lord. Born and raised in Toledo, Ohio, he has joyfully served as a Catholic priest of the Brothers of Saint John for 13 years, and currently ministers in Denver, Colorado. Father Nathan’s spiritual direction, teaching, and dynamic witness has touched the lives of tens of thousands of children, teenagers, married couples, business professionals, and families.
Father Nathan’s ministry has flourished by God’s grace. He began Eagle Eye Ministries in 2003; it is now home to six forms of outreach to teens and young adults. In 2015, he opened the Saint John Institute (SJI) —a unique program in which young adults earn an accredited Masters degree while receiving spiritual formation from the Brothers of Saint John. In the Spring of 2018, SJI celebrated its first graduating class, sending its graduates to work for the Lord in the for-profit world. Inspiring and equipping great talent for the Lord’s harvest, Eagle Eye Ministries and the Saint John Institute serve to raise up the spirit of the new evangelization in young people and send missionary entrepreneurs into the Church. Besides leading international backpacking trips and making documentaries, in his free time, Father has edited Totus Tuus, a preparation for Total Consecration to Mary, and launched a weekly podcast titled Dare Great Things for Christ.
To bring the Gospel message to the greatest number, Father has given his ministry a media outreach. He has appeared multiple times on EWTN’s Life on the Rock and Father Mitch Live, and Women of Grace. He has co-produced, with EWTN, four-hour-long documentaries about the lives of the saints, and has been extensively interviewed on Catholic radio and podcasts, such as The Jennifer Fulwiler Show, Good Things Radio, and many more.
This ministry, carried by his passionate concern for forming and sending prayerful Catholic leaders into the world, has blossomed into the National Leadership Network. Through formation and fellowship and prayer, leaders in business and in culture can find the help they need to dare great things for Christ. Above all else, Father Nathan is a Catholic priest. He has dedicated his priesthood to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and is humbled to serve Christ’s people so long as God gives him the opportunity.